Week3 - Immigration Exclusion Imperialism and Racial Formation Professor Catherine Ceniza Choy ASAMST 20A Introduction to the History of Asians in

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Immigration Exclusion, Imperialism, and Racial Formation Professor Catherine Ceniza Choy ASAMST 20A: Introduction to the History of Asians in the United States
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Racial Formation “the socio-historical process through which racial categories are created, inhabited, transformed, and destroyed” From “Racial Formation in the United States,” Michael Omi and Howard Winant (New York: Routledge, 1986)
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In racial formation theory, race is a central category of analysis Race is constructed through political projects Race is an element of social structure Race is a dimension of human representation
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Racial Formation Through Immigration Restriction and Exclusion 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act 1907-1908 Gentleman’s Agreement 1917 Asiatic Barred Zone Act 1924 Immigration Act 1934 Tydings-McDuffie Act
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Racial Formation Through Citizenship Laws 1790 Naturalization Law 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act Takao Ozawa v. United States (1922) U.S. versus Bhagat Singh Thind (1923)
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the WASP, December 4, 1880
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This note was uploaded on 07/08/2008 for the course ASIAN STUD 20A taught by Professor Choy during the Spring '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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Week3 - Immigration Exclusion Imperialism and Racial Formation Professor Catherine Ceniza Choy ASAMST 20A Introduction to the History of Asians in

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